Governor Laboso was under medication and was put under life support in the past two weeks, after coming from treatment in the UK.
Speaking on July 14, 2019, Bomet Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok urged the residents to stay calm and pray for her recovery. Mr Barchok exuded confidence that Laboso would be healed and she would resume her duties sooner.
“The governor arrived in the country this morning and will be continuing with treatment. She needs our prayers and support,” said Barchok as quoted by a local daily.
The Governor’s ailment has remained undisclosed. Her deputy Dr. Barchok during a prayer function organised last month in the county urged the nation to respect her privacy.
“The state of her health is strictly a family affair. We cannot speak for them. She should be given the support she needs,” he noted.
On May 29, Governor Laboso left the country for Britain to receive treatment. She was admitted at the Royal Madden NHS hospital where she underwent treatment for nearly a month. She was then transferred to India for further treatment three weeks ago.
While in Britain, NASA leader Raila Odinga, Ambassador Manoah Espisu, Chief Justice David Maraga and Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony paid her a visit. Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto also paid her a visit.